2001 Program and Abstracts

2001 Program and Abstracts

Fourth International Congress on Peer Review in Biomedical Publication

JAMA and the BMJ Publishing Group welcome you to Barcelona and the Fourth International Congress on Peer Review in Biomedical Publication. This Congress follows the 3 highly successful International Congresses on Peer Review in Biomedical Publication held in 1989 and 1993 in Chicago and in 1997 in Prague. The program appears below. As before, we will have 3 days for presentations from the podium, including 41 presentations of new research into peer review and all aspects of scientific publication. Each of these presentations will be followed by equal time for discussion and questions from the audience. In addition, there are 65 poster presentations scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. We hope you will take an active part in the program as we depend on you to make this Congress even more successful than the previous 3 Congresses. We wish to thank Ediciones Doyma for assistance with local arrangements as well as the Congress sponsors, exhibitors, and advertisers. Enjoy the Congress and enjoy Barcelona!

Drummond Rennie, Congress Director
Annette Flanagin, Congress Coordinator
Richard Smith, European Director
Jane Smith, European Coordinator
Evarist Feliu, Local Arrangements Coordinator

Friday, September 14

Welcome and Introductions

Drummond Rennie (UNITED STATES)

New Research on Authorship and Contributorship

Moderator: Drummond Rennie (UNITED STATES)

A Multi-Journal Authorship Database: Variation in Author Contributions by Byline Position

Christine Laine, Anthony Proto, Frank Davidoff (UNITED STATES)


Authors Define Their Own Contribution to Articles: Who Fulfills the Criteria for Authorship?

Lydia E Vos, A John P M Overbeke (THE NETHERLANDS)


What Makes an Author? A Comparison Between What Authors Say They Did and What Editorial Guidelines Require

Susan van Rooyen, Sandra Goldbeck-Wood, Fiona Godlee (UNITED STATES, UNITED KINGDOM)


Survey of Contributorship in Cochrane Reviews

Graham Mowatt, Jeremy M Grimshaw, on behalf of the Survey of Contributorship in Cochrane Reviews Project Team (SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2769-2771. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2769.

More Research on Authorship and Contributorship

Moderator: Evarist Feliu (SPAIN)

Corporate Authorship: Problems With Current Systems for Indexing and Citation

Kay Dickersin, Roberta Scherer, Michelle Gil-Montero (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2772-2774. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2772.

The Hidden Research Paper: Evidence of Suppressed Opinion, Censored Criticism, and Serious Bias Among Contributors

Richard Horton (UNITED KINGDOM)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2775-2778. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2775.

Quality Issues and Standards for Published Material

Moderator: John Bailar (UNITED STATES)

Is the Reporting Quality of Randomized Controlled Trials an Adequate Measure of Their Methodological Quality?

Karin Huwiler, Peter Jüni, Matthias Egger, Christoph Junker (SWITZERLAND, UNITED KINGDOM)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2801-2804. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2801.

Misleading Publications of Major Mammography Screening Trials in Major General Medical Journals

Peter C Gøtzsche, Ole Olsen (DENMARK)


Quality Issues and Standards for Published Material (Continued)

Moderator: Liselotte Hojgaard (DENMARK)

Discussing Trials in Context: The Balkanization of Research Results

Phil Alderson, Mike Clarke, Iain Chalmers (UNITED KINGDOM)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2799-2801. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2799.

Reporting Number Needed to Treat and Number Needed to Harm in Randomized Controlled Trials

Denise Chang, Joy Melnikow, Jim Nuovo (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2813-2814. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2813.

Extrapolation of Association Between Two Variables in Four General Medical Journals


Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2815-2817. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2815.

The Nature of Statistical Input Into Medical Research

Douglas G Altman, Steven N Goodman, Sara Schroter (UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES)


Quality Issues and Standards for Published Material (Continued)

Moderator: Frank Davidoff (UNITED STATES)

Association of Journal Quality Indicators With Methodological Quality of Clinical Research Articles

Kirby Lee, Marieka Schotland, Lisa A Bero (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2805-2808. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2805.

Quality of Systematic Reviews of Economic Evaluations in Health Care and What They Are Telling Us

Vittorio Demicheli, Tom Jefferson (ITALY, UNITED KINGDOM)

Abstract  |
Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2809-2812. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2809.

Graphics in Journal Pharmaceutical Advertisements: Are They Truthful and Are They Adequately Detailed?

Richelle J Cooper, David L Schriger, Roger C Wallace, Vladislav J Mikulich, Michael S Wilkes (UNITED STATES)


Published Peer Review Policies: Determining Journal Peer Review Status From a Non-Expert Perspective

Marieka Schotland, Erin VanScoyoc, Lisa A Bero (UNITED STATES)


Saturday, September 15

Quality and Inequality in Research, Peer Review, and Publications

Douglas G Altman (UNITED KINGDOM)

Research on Peer Review

Moderator: A John P M Overbeke (THE NETHERLANDS)

Effect of Written Feedback on Quality of Reviews: Two Randomized Trials

Michael L Callaham, E John Gallagher, Robert K Knopp (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2781-2783. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2781.

Peer Reviewer Opinions About Manuscript-Specific Acknowledgment

Michael Berkwits, Frank Davidoff (UNITED STATES)


Peer Review in Small and Big Medical Journals

Ana Marusic, Ivan Kresimir Lukic, Matko Marusic, David McNamee, David Sharp, Richard Horton (CROATIA, UNITED KINGDOM)

Abstract  | Article  published in Croat Med J. 2002;43(3):286-289.

Research on Peer Review (Continued)

Moderator: Lisa A Bero (UNITED STATES)

Effect of Statistical Review on Manuscript Quality in Medicina Clínica

Catalina Arnau, Erik Cobo, Francesc Cardellach, Joseph Maria Ribera, Albert Selva, Agustin Urrutia, Vincente Fonollosa, Celestino Rey-Joly, Miquel Vilardell, J Lluís Segú (SPAIN)


Editorial Peer Review for Improving the Quality of Reports of Biomedical Studies: A Cochrane Review

Phil A Alderson, Frank Davidoff, Tom Jefferson, Elizabeth Wager (UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES, ITALY)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2784-2786. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2784.

Measuring the Quality of Editorial Peer Review

Tom Jefferson, Elizabeth Wager, Frank Davidoff (ITALY, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2786-2790. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2786.

Communicating to Readers

Moderator: Roy Pitkin (UNITED STATES)

Paper or Screen, Mother Tongue or English: Which Is Better?

Pål Gulbrandsen, Torben V Schroeder, Josef Milerad, Magne Nylenna

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2851-2853. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2851.

Comparing the Quality of Review Articles Published in Peer-Reviewed and Throwaway Journals: Should We Be Throwing Away the Throwaways?

Paula A Rochon, Lisa A Bero, Ari M Bay, Jennifer L Gold, Julie M Dergal, Malcolm A Binns, David L Streiner, Jerry H Gurwitz (UNITED STATES, CANADA)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2853-2856. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2853.

Media Coverage of Scientific Meetings: Too Much, Too Soon?

Lisa M Schwartz, L Baczek, Steven Woloshin (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2859-2863. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2859.

Research on e-Journals and Online Information

Moderator: George D Lundberg (UNITED STATES)

Comparison of Editorial Peer Review Practices Among Indexed Health Sciences Electronic Journals


Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2865-2866. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2865.

How Aware Are Health Professionals and Consumers of Resources to Find Peer-Reviewed Evidence on the Internet?

Christopher Sigouin, Alejandro R Jadad (CANADA)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2867-2869. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2867.

Much Ado About “Nothing”? Looking for Evidence on Harm Resulting From Health Information on the Internet

Anthony George Crocco, Miguel Villasis-Keever, Alejandro R Jadad (CANADA, MEXICO)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2869-2871. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2869.

Sunday, September 16

Making Peer Reviewers Visible: Openness, Accountability, and Credit


Publication Bias

Moderator: Magne Nylenna (NORWAY)

Publishing Protocols Electronically: A Way to Reduce or Introduce Bias?

Chris A Silagy, Phillipa Middleton, Sally Hopewell (AUSTRALIA, UNITED KINGDOM)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2831-2834. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2831.

Publication Bias in Editorial Decision Making: Assessment of Reports of Controlled Trials Submitted to JAMA

Carin M Olson, Drummond Rennie, Deborah Cook, Kay Dickersin, Annette Flanagin, Joseph W Hogan, Qi Zhu, Jennifer Reiling, Brian Pace (UNITED STATES, CANADA)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2825-2828. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2825.

Speed of Publication for Submitted Manuscripts by Direction of Study Results

Carin M Olson, Drummond Rennie, Deborah Cook, Kay Dickersin, Annette Flanagin, Qi Zhu, Jennifer Reiling, Brian Pace(UNITED STATES, CANADA)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2829-2831. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2829.

Grant Review, Ethical Approval of Published Research, Financial Interests, and Funding Support

Moderator: Catherine D DeAngelis (UNITED STATES)

Of Molecules, Mice, and Men: Relationship of Biological Complexity of Research Model to Final Rating in the Grant Peer Review Process of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Mark Taylor (CANADA)


Reporting of Ethics Committee Approval and Informed Consent in Clinical Trials: Have Journals Improved?

Veronica Yank, Drummond Rennie (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2835-2838. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2835.

Benefits of Financial Disclosure in Published Trials: Absence of Associations Between Funding Source, Trial Outcome, and Quality Score

Tammy J Clifford, David Moher, Nicholas Barrowman (CANADA)

Abstract  | Article  published in BMC Health Serv Res. 2002;2:18. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-2-18.

Financial Conflict of Interest and Industry Support in Published Research in Biomedical Journals: A Study of Research Outcomes and Adherence to the Uniform Requirements

Anu R Gupta, Cary P Gross, Harlan M Krumholz (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  |Article  published in BMJ. 2003;326:526. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7388.526.

Editorial Independence, Confidentiality in Peer Review, and Publication Ethics

Moderator: Daniel J Ncayiyana (SOUTH AFRICA)

Editorial Independence at Medical Journals Owned by Professional Associations: A Survey of Editors

Ronald M Davis, Marcus Müllner (UNITED STATES, AUSTRIA)

Abstract  | Article  published in Sci Eng Ethics. 2002:8(4):513-528.

Confidentiality of Manuscripts Submitted to Medical Journals for Peer Review: Legal Lessons From an Ongoing Case

Debra Parrish, David Bruns (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2839-2841. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2839.

Work of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Mike Farthing, Richard Horton, Richard Smith, Alex Williamson (UNITED KINGDOM)


Postpublication Issues

Moderator: Richard Smith (UNITED KINGDOM)

Positive Outcome and Other Characteristics Predicting Citation by Other Authors of a Cohort of Original Research Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Michael L Callaham, Robert L Wears, Ellen J Weber (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2847-2850. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2847.

How Important Is the Size of a Reprint Order?

Sally Hopewell, Mike Clarke (UNITED KINGDOM)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2847-2850. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2847.

The Correspondence Column: How Important Is Post-Publication Criticism in Shaping Clinical Knowledge?

Richard Horton (UNITED KINGDOM)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2843-2847. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2843.

Poster Sessions

Saturday, September 15

Authorship and Contributorship

Equity and Accountability: Successful Use of the Contributorship Concept in a Multi-site Study

E Beth Devine, Johnny Beney, Lisa A Bero (UNITED STATES, SWITZERLAND)


Authorship Criteria Among Cuban Biomedical Professionals

Guillermo J Padrón, Jorge Bacallao (CUBA)


Authorship of Medical Papers in Three Chinese Medical Journals

Li Wenhui, Qian Shouchu, Qian Yue (CHINA)


Communicating to Readers

Changes in Stage of Learning Associated With Participation in a Journal-Based Continuing Medical Education Activity

Thomas B Cole, Richard M Glass (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  |
Article  published in J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2004;24(4):205-212.

Press Releases: Translating Research Into News

Lisa M Schwartz, Steven Woloshin (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  |
Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2856-2858. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2856.

Editorial Process

The Meta-edit: When Is Copyediting Peer Review?



Changes in Manuscripts and Quality: The Contribution of Peer Review

Gretchen P Purcell, Shannon L Donovan, Frank Davidoff (UNITED STATES)


Technical Editing of Research Reports in Biomedical Journals

Elizabeth Wager, Philippa Middleton, the Peer Review and Technical Editing Systematic Review (PIRATES) Group (UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2821-2824. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2821.

Peer Review of Grants

Characteristics of Successfully Recruited Grant Application Peer Reviewers

William C Grace, Teresa Levitin, Susan Coyle (UNITED STATES)


Proposal Review Scores as Predictors of Project Performance

Karunesh Tuli, Alan Sorkin (UNITED STATES)


Quality Issues and Standards

Factors Associated With the Quality of Randomized Controlled Trials Examining Brain Injury

Chisa Yamada, Mark K Borsody (UNITED STATES)


An Evaluation of the Graphical Literacy of JAMA: Implications for Peer Review

Richelle J Cooper, David L Schriger, Reb J H Close (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  |
Article  published in Ann Emerg Med. 2002;40(3):317–322. doi:dx.doi.org/10.1067/mem.2002.127327.

Towards Complete and Accurate Reporting of Studies on Diagnostic Accuracy: The STARD Statement

Jeroen G Lijmer, Hans R Reitsma, Afina S Glas, Patrick M M Bossuyt, for the STARD Group (THE NETHERLANDS)

Abstract  |
Article  published in Clin Chem. 2003;49(1):1-6. doi: 10.1373/49.1.1.

Appointment of Statistical Editor and Quality of Statistics in a Small Medical Journal

Ivan Kresimir Lukic, Ana Marusic, Matko Marusic (CROATIA)

Abstract  |
Article  published in Croat Med J. 2001;42(5):500-503.

Effect of Dedicated Methodology/Statistical Review on Published Manuscript Quality

David L Schriger, Richelle J Cooper, Robert L Wears, Joseph F Waeckerle (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  |
Article  published in Ann Emerg Med. 2002;40(3):334–337. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1067/mem.2002.127328.

Review of Reference Inaccuracies

Lee Ann Riesenberg, Srinvas Dontineni (UNITED STATES)


Content Categorization for a Peer-Reviewed Journal

David Newman, Bin Zou, Judith Tintinalli (UNITED STATES)


Research on Abstracts

Revisited: Full Publication of Results Initially Presented in Abstracts

Roberta Scherer, Patricia Langenberg (UNITED STATES)


Data Inconsistencies in Abstracts of Research Articles in the New Zealand Medical Journal

Robert Siebers (NEW ZEALAND)

Abstract  |
Article  published in N Z Med J. 2002;115(1147):57-8.

Fate of Abstracts Presented at Biomedical Meetings: A Systematic Review

Björn Erik von Elm, Greta Poglia, Bernhard Walder, Martin R Tramèr (SWITZERLAND)

Abstract  |
Article  published in BMC Med Res Methodol. 2003;3:12. doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-3-12.

Study of Peer Review

Identifying Manuscript Reviewers: Ask First or Just Send?

Leon F Burmeister, Roy M Pitkin (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  |
Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2795-2796. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2795.

Journal Manuscript Peer Review: Research and Controversies

Charles F Curran (UNITED STATES)


Reviewing Peer Reviews: The Experience of a Public Health Journal

Ana M Garcia, Toni Plasencia, Esteve Fernandez (SPAIN)


Peer Review: Are There Other Ways?

Philippa Middleton, Mike Clarke, Phil Alderson, Iain Chalmers (AUSTRALIA, UNITED KINGDOM)


A Comparison of the Performance of Foreign and Native Peer Reviewers in a Brazilian Journal

Hooman Momen (SWITZERLAND)


Unblinding by Authors: Incidence and Nature at Two Medical Journals With Double-Blinded Peer Review Policies

William W Olmsted, Anthony V Proto, Douglas S Katz (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  |
Article  published in Am J Roentgenol. 2002;179(6)1415-1417.

Comparing Author Satisfaction With Signed and Unsigned Reviews

Maeve Rooney, Elizabeth Walsh, Louis Appleby, Greg Wilkinson (IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM)


Double-Blind and Single-Blind Peer Review: A Comparison of Their Quality

Sui Xingfang, Ren Xiaoli, Xue Aihua (CHINA)


Ideas and Assumptions of Peer Review Research: A Short Review

Sven Trelle (GERMANY)


Measuring the Quality of Peer Review in the Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde (Dutch Journal of Medicine): Development and Testing of a New Instrument

Roos A A van Duursen, Peter Hart, A John P M Overbeke (THE NETHERLANDS)


Is There an Association Between Author Satisfaction With Peer Review and the Quality of Reviews?

Ellen J Weber, Michael L Callaham, Joseph F Waeckerle, Patricia P Katz (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  |
Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2790-2793. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2790.

Peer Review of Continuing Professional Development in Medical Journals: Desirable Yes, But Feasible?

Erica Weir, John Hoey, Harvey Skinner, Dave Davis, Brian Gibson (CANADA, UNITED STATES)


Sunday, September 16

Authorship and Contributorship

Authorship in a Medical Journal From a Developing Country

Humberto Reyes, Marcela Jacard, Viviana Herskovic (CHILE)

Abstract  |
Article  published in Rev Med Chil. 2002;130(12):1391-8.

What Makes an Author? The Views of Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and Readers

Susan van Rooyen, Sandra Goldbeck-Wood, Fiona Godlee (UNITED KINGDOM)


Communicating to Readers

Towards Improving the Study of the Usability of Electronic Forms of Scientific Information

Philippa Jane Benson (UNITED STATES)


Importance of Letters to the Editor in the Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde (Dutch Journal of Medicine)

Shalindra Mahesh, Martin Kabos, Henk C Walvoort, A John P M Overbeke (THE NETHERLANDS)

Abstract  |
Article  published in Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2001;145:531-5.

What Is Newsworthy? A Comparison of Reporting of Medical Research in British Tabloid and Broadsheet Newspapers

Christopher Bartlett, Jonathan Sterne, Matthias Egger (UNITED KINGDOM)

Abstract  |
Article  published in BMJ. 2002;325:81. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7355.81.

Ethical Issues

Guidelines for Good Publication Practice: The COPE Experience

Richard Horton (UNITED KINGDOM)


Informed Consent in Clinical Trials: Survey of Five Chinese Medical Journals

Wang Mouyou (CHINA)


Publication Bias

Effects of Reviewers’ Gender on Assessments of a Gender-Related Standardized Manuscript

Addeane S Caelleigh, Mohammedreza Hojat, Ann Steinecke, Joseph S Gonella (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  |
Article  published in Teach Learn Med. 2003;15(3):163-167. doi: 10.1207/S15328015TLM1503_03.

Influence of Impact Factors on Scientific Publication

Eileen Healy, Michael N Hart (UNITED STATES)


Evidence of Journal Bias Against Complementary and Alternative Medicine

David Moher, Terry Klassen, Margaret Lawson (CANADA)

Abstract  |
Article  published in J Clin Epidemiol. 2005;58(8):763–768.

Effect of Industry Funding on Manuscript Quality

Carin M Olson, Drummond Rennie, Deborah Cook, Mary Mickel, Kay Dickersin, Annette Flanagin, Qi Zhu, Jennifer Reiling, Brian Pace (UNITED STATES, CANADA)


Quality Issues and Standards

Relationship Between Manner of Presentation of Illustrations During the Peer Review Process and the Number of Evaluative Responses



What Is the Quality of the Economic Information Provided in Promotional Material for Family Practitioners? The Case of Proton Pump Inhibitors in the United Kingdom

Vittorio Demicheli, Tom Jefferson (ITALY, UNITED KINGDOM)


Questionable Diagnostic Experiment Design in Laboratory Medicine Publications and Recommendations for Improvement

Yan Zang, Qin Xiaoguang (CHINA)


Use of Dedicated Methods/Statistical Reviewers for Peer Review: A Content Analysis of Comments to Authors Made by Methods and Regular Reviewers

Frank C Day, David L Schriger, Christopher Todd, Robert L Wears (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  | Article  published in Ann Emerg Med. 2002;40(3):329–333. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1067/mem.2002.127326.

Reference Accuracy in Peer-Reviewed Journals: A Systematic Review

Elizabeth Wager, Philippa Middleton, the Peer Review and Technical Editing Systematic Review (PIRATES) Group (UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA)

Abstract  | Article  published in Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 8 OCT 2008. doi:10.1002/14651858.MR000002.pub3.<

Effects of Published Errata on Subsequent Publications

MaryEllen Sievert, John M Budd, Gabriel Peterson, Kui Chun Su (UNITED STATES)


Study of Manuscript Submission and Publishing

Medical Journal Publishing: One Culture or Several?

Tim Albert, Alex Williamson (UNITED KINGDOM)

Abstract  | Article  published in Learned Publishing. 2002;15(4):291-296(6).

Manuscript Submissions and US Representation at Medical Journals in an Era of Health System Reform: An Analysis of Trends, 1994-1998

Michael Berkwits, Warren A Bilker, Frank Davidoff (UNITED STATES)


The Influence of War on Publishing in Peer-Reviewed Journals


Abstract  | Article  published in Scientometrics. 2002;53(3):447-452.

Where Are the High-Quality, Clinically Relevant Studies Published?

K Ann McKibbon, Nancy L Wilczynski, R Brian Haynes (CANADA)

Abstract  | Article  published in BMC Med. 2004;2:33. doi:10.1186/1741-7015-2-33.

The Coverage of Women’s Health in General Medical vs Women’s Specialty Journals: Not Just “Navel-to-Knees”

Jocalyn P Clark, Julie M Dergal, Penelope de Nobrega, Anjali Misra, Georgina D Feldberg, Paula A Rochon (CANADA)


Study of Peer Review

Prodding Tardy Reviewers: Randomized Comparison of Phone, Fax, and e-Mail

Leon F Burmeister, Roy M Pitkin (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  | Article  published in JAMA. 2002;287(21):2794-2795. doi:10.1001/jama.287.21.2794.

Effect of Formal Training Session on Subsequent Performance of Journal Peer Reviewers

Michael L Callaham, David L Schriger (UNITED STATES)

Abstract  | Article  published in Ann Emerg Med. 2002;40(3):323–328. doi:dx.doi.org/10.1067/mem.2002.127121.

Structured Training Resources for Scientific Peer Reviewers

Richelle J Cooper, Michael L Callaham, David L Schriger (UNITED STATES)


The Quality of Reviewers of the Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine

Ding Yunqiu, Qian Shouchu (CHINA)


Frequency and Consistency of Reviewers’ Comments on a Methods Section

Erica Frank, Lucia McLendon, Donna Brogan, Dorothy Fitzmaurice (UNITED STATES)


Reviewers and Reviews Under Scrutiny: An Assessment of Strengths and Weaknesses



Peer Reviewers’ Recommendations to Publish and Ratings of Manuscript Quality for Accepted and Rejected Manuscripts

Robert McNutt, Richard M Glass (UNITED STATES)


Attitudes Toward Open Peer Review and Electronic Transmission of Papers for Their Review

Remedios Melero, F López-Santoveña (SPAIN)

Abstract  | Article  published in Food Sci Technol Int. 2001;7(6) 521-527. doi: 10.1106/0MXD-YM6F-3LM6-G9EB.

The Care of Peer Review: Reviewers vs Editors and Future Citation of Manuscripts

Tobias Opthof, Ruben Coronel, Jaques M T de Bakker, Jan W T Fiolet, Marcel M Levi, Martin Pfaffendorf, Marieke W Veldkamp, Arthur A M Wilde, Michiel J Janse (THE NETHERLANDS)

Abstract  | Article  published in Cardiovasc Res. 56 (2002) 339–346. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0008-6363(02)00712-5.

Peer Reviewers’ Age and Peer Review Quality

Qian Yue, Cui Xiaolan, Li Wenhhui, Bao Yalin, Huang Yubin, Cai Lifeng, Zhao Hongmei, Wang Guizhen (CHINA)


Referees’ Opinions About Editorial Policies and Practices of an Academic Medical Journal in Brazil

Julio Cesar Voltarelli,Valderez Aparecida Coelho Falaschi, Maria De Lourdes Veronese Rodrigues (BRAZIL)



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